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Coevolution

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Two or more species having a close ecological relationship evolve together such that one species adapt to the changes of the other, thereby affecting each other's evolution.


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For instance, at microscopic level, the genes of interdependent species are found to evolve together. At macroscopic level, the traits of interdependent species co-vary over time. For example is the coevolution of insects and flowers they pollinate or the coevolution between predators and their prey.


Word origin: co-, together + evolution.


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... This could be advantages if the bilaterian is a predator or a prey for example. in the cambrain explosion it is believed that predator-prey coevolution drove much of the adaptive radiation that resulted in the emergence of a large number of species. Predators which can move faster are able ...

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by Youngji
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:36 pm
 
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Flaws of Life in a Tube

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by Tomn
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:43 pm
 
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... of a positive mutation does not increase the more mutations occur in a population, and it does not increase with time. The problem with coevolution is that a mutation in one species does not provoke a genetic mistake, which must be beneficial, in another species, especially because genetics ...

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by JackBean
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:57 am
 
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Topic: The Implausible Engines of Evolution
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The Implausible Engines of Evolution

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by Tomn
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:27 pm
 
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The Implausible Engines of Evolution

... be removed from the gene pool of become very rare in the course of time. 3) I do not think I quite understood your question here. However, in coevolution the same rules apply as in "normal" evolution: random mutations give traits, good or bad or neutral, to their carriers. If there ...

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by biohazard
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:36 am
 
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